Davis Bertans will return vs. Hawks after missing nine games with quad injury

Mike DePrisco
NBC Sports Washington

Instead of losing a player to injury the day before a game, the Wizards are finally getting someone back. 

Davis Bertans will return to the court Friday night against the Hawks after missing the last nine games with a quad injury. 

Bertans went down late in the Wizards' loss to the Sixers on Dec. 21 and has been gone ever since. In his absence, Washington leaned on Garrison Mathews for shooting and hardship exception signee Johnathan Williams for size next to Ian Mahinmi

Before he got hurt, Bertans was perhaps the league's most prolific three-point shooter not named James Harden. He was knocking down 43.4 percent of his threes on 8.6 attempts per game.

The 6'10 sniper was also well on pace to hit 300 threes on the season, which would make him just the third player ever to hit that many triples in a year along with Harden and Stephen Curry

With Bradley Beal missing five of the last six games, the Wizards have been starving for scoring. Now that Bertans is back, Washington can begin to look like themselves again. This time with much more NBA-ready depth pieces than before. 

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